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Perhaps you may want consider the international branches? Writing for the English SCP wiki can prove to be quite a challenge without a comprehensive grasp of the English language.

by DrDromeusDrDromeus, 12 Nov 2018 20:53

generally speaking, humanoid anomalies are not usually referred to as "objects". You can still use "subject", "entity", "SCP", "humanoid", and the like, depending on context.

  • Referring to humanoids as "objects" is fine, especially when you're going for an unsettling tone.
  • I think "instance" is generally the most accurate and professional term for the Foundation to use; in-universe, this file is about the procedures, and the person in the article is only relevant as an instance of an organism on which said procedures are to be used (even though they're often the only known instance).
  • The most realistic and humane term is probably "individual," which is how IRL behavior management documents refer to the people they're designed for.
  • "subject" is only appropriate to use in the context of a specific experiment, and generally not accurate as a label for a contained person.
  • In-universe documents should never refer to an anomalous person or thing as an "SCP" - SCP is an acronym for Special Containment Procedures. While it makes sense that personnel would refer to anomalous things as SCPs or skips just like we do on the site, they wouldn't do so in official documentation.
by fieldstonefieldstone, 12 Nov 2018 20:50

+1 because of the hot coffee moment. I hope I didn’t post thousands of this comment.

by DrClockworksDrClockworks, 12 Nov 2018 20:49

Oh, nice

by Agent MacLeodAgent MacLeod, 12 Nov 2018 20:45

Absolutely beautiful author page. +1, you mad lad.

Used to know who I was
Fuck if I knew who that was

by Lady ZeroLady Zero, 12 Nov 2018 20:42 <- first tab only.

I have collected info about all the anomalous free ports (as I like to say) that exist outside of reality. Places like ThreePorts and Backdoor. It's a resource we really should have, and since Smooothcriminal was making an in-universe handbook, I thought I'd add this into the mix. Please be brutal and tell me what needs doing!

Hey, TheyCallMeDub, I'm gonna take this one on.

First impressions:
The SCP seems interesting, yet a little bland. I'll touch more on my thoughts at the end of the technical section. You seem to have a lot of unprofessional tone in the document, which I will specifically mention in the writing section. Overall, the document kept my interest till the end, but just barely. I think part of this is due to the fact that I understood pretty much everything about the SCP in the first few paragraphs and the rest was just additional "fun" that didn't necessarily bring anything new to the story.

Fluff: I'll define my term here, since it applies to quite a few things in the document. I'll be using this throughout the writing section. When I say fluff I'm specifically referring to something that ultimately serves no purpose in the document. The Foundation personnel are smart, so explicitly explaining something that could be inferred by the reader is unnecessary. Another example is something that adds length to a given sentence, but doesn't add any information to it.

I have no clue what this should be tagged as… I guess it's kind of a tale?

by not_a_seagullnot_a_seagull, 12 Nov 2018 20:35

The idea is simple. A carpet made up of materials expected of such. If the carpet is laid on top of any material, the material begins to deteriorate and eventually disappears. The longer the material is exposed to the carpet, the hole created by the carpet begins to deepen. There is no limit on how deep the carpet's hole can become.

The carpet was first discovered after multiple disappearances of home owners and increasingly rising and threatening levels of temperature recorded in the area of the carpet's location. The carpet includes a tag with a number and address. The number itself is dead and the address leads to an abandoned warehouse down in the US. There are currently three versions of the carpet, each bearing a different shape and color, yet the effects are only apparent in one of the carpets.

Containment of the carpet itself is simple as it simply has to be suspended in the air, where the effects cannot occur. If the carpet is removed from the location of the hole ( As the carpet simply levitates / is suspended above such ) the original surface is restored over a 24 hour time period. Before its full restoration is complete, a tar like substance is seen forming inside of the hole. The substance is toxic to biological life. Once the 24 hour cycle has concluded the original material the carpet was set on is recovered, often much more sturdy and now immune to the effects of the carpet.

If this concept is interesting and or has been done before, please let me know! Otherwise, this SCP would be a bit more in-depth, however this is the basic run-down. Criticism is always welcome!

Ground breaking carpet. by Not NoodlesNot Noodles, 12 Nov 2018 20:35

I would like to thank those who supported and critiqued this work:
RounderhouseRounderhouse linked to Zye, salvagebarsalvagebar linked to Ahee, ProasekProasek linked to Dyhe, ZynZyn, dentixvoxeldentixvoxel linked to Zye, KakroomKakroom linked to Dyhe, AquaBlackAquaBlack, Azmoeth JikandiaAzmoeth Jikandia Zye, plaguebearerplaguebearer, and XaracyXaracy.

Please share in the comments who you would be linked with or if you would turn them all down.
I am keeping score for future plans.

Want more?
Here is a tale featuring the Attendants of Requital manipulating a possible new initaiate.

Shout out and Thanks! by XaiviarNightwingXaiviarNightwing, 12 Nov 2018 20:31
mlistermlister 12 Nov 2018 20:30
in discussion Per Page Discussions / Per page discussions » SCP-3242

What the hell.

No signature defined.

by mlistermlister, 12 Nov 2018 20:30

Heh, I was going to suggest that.

by mickeytenmickeyten, 12 Nov 2018 20:28
MorkleMorkle 12 Nov 2018 20:24
in discussion Per Page Discussions / Per page discussions » SCP-636

It's a good SCP, but some things don't make sense (read posts above). I really wish we had more things coming out. like maybe an incident log that people can edit. +1, though.


by MorkleMorkle, 12 Nov 2018 20:24

This is a very common idea with meta SCPs, they don't work simply because there isn't much substance other than the wiki exists in the universe. If you want to make a meta SCP you need to do something unique, take a look at the other meta SCPs and get some inspiration.

Re: Meta SCP by Edna GranboEdna Granbo, 12 Nov 2018 20:07

If I decide on a story, should I introduce it whole in my draft or should I introduce it in fragments and in different Addendums ?

Depends on what you mean. Are you asking if the story should take place in the body of the SCP report, or if it should be told mostly in the addenda that follows the body of the SCP report?

They tested the living hell out of it first. Maybe I should state that.

by KothardarastrixKothardarastrix, 12 Nov 2018 20:04

I did use the sandbox, and all of 1 person reviewed it while it was in the forums.

by KothardarastrixKothardarastrix, 12 Nov 2018 20:04

And, fi the setting works for people, I may try and do some stats too…but to me, the setting si what comes first. And thank you!

Admin, SCP Wiki

by TheDuckmanTheDuckman, 12 Nov 2018 20:00

I can hear "We'll be right back" playing in the first log. +1, I want a sequel, or at least be able to add our own, like an experiment log.


by MorkleMorkle, 12 Nov 2018 19:56

This is a fantastic article, and the heights and depths of emotion are conveyed beautifully and feel earned, rather than cloying or exploitative. I do have to say that the mother's dialogue as written goes way overboard with the eye dialect, to me, making it comically stereotypical and borderline offensive. I really think that could be dialed back, but the rest of it is just top-notch.

by mickeytenmickeyten, 12 Nov 2018 19:49
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